Creighton University and Metropolitan Community College Offering Unique Restaurant Management Program
Creighton University and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) are partnering to provide the nation’s first professional hospitality and restaurant management program offered jointly by a four-year private university and two-year community college.
The program combines business courses from Creighton University and culinary arts courses from the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, and enables students to earn the NRAEF ManageFirst Professional Plus. This credential is designed to help students achieve their career goals while cultivating and perfecting their skills in food management.
Designed around skills identified by the NRAEF ManageFirst Program as being essential to today’s managers in the hospitality and restaurant industry, the program connects two institutions, each offering content in their individual areas of expertise. NRAEF developed their list of skills with input from more than 200 educators, operators, trainers and hiring managers.
“This is a groundbreaking program offering students the best of both worlds,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., president of Creighton University. “Students will be able to take advantage of the strengths of two highly rated educational institutions, and participate in a program that should open multiple doors for them in the future.”
“With nearly 15 million positions in the food industry expected in the next ten years, and many new management opportunities being created, this program complements a growing need,” said MCC’s President, Jo Ann C. McDowell, Ph. D.
The program consists of seven courses from Metropolitan Community College including information on purchasing, food production, nutrition, sanitation and cost management, and six courses from Creighton University, covering subjects such as managerial accounting, restaurant marketing, customer service and employment law.
Upon successful completion of the program students will receive an NRAEF ManageFirst Professional Plus Certificate from the NRAEF, Creighton University and the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College.
Courses at the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College are taken quarterly for credit and are offered frequently throughout the year at the Metropolitan Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort Streets.
Each non-credit course offered at Creighton University is one night a week over a five-week period at the Creighton West Omaha Campus at 1111 Mill Valley Road. The first course begins Nov.5, 2007.
For additional information you can contact the Creighton University’s Center for Professional Development at (402) 280-2422 or the Institute for the Culinary Arts at (402) 457-2400.